Parklands was open today albeit with only 9 holes available for play. With all the good weather forecast today, It is hoped that all 18 will be open in the morning and we will play the Men’s Pattison Trophy/Jane Percy Qualifier competition as planned. The start sheet is shown on the Men’s Start Sheet tab.
In the event that there are less than 18 holes open and available to play, the competition will revert to a Captain’s sweep.
Parklands was open today albeit with only 16 holes available for play. Despite the rain today, it is hoped that all 18 will be open in the morning and we will play the Men’s Marie Curie Shield competition as planned. The start sheet is shown on the Men’s Start Sheet tab.
In the event that there are less than 18 holes open and available to play, the competition will revert to a Captain’s sweep and will be based on the ‘turn up and play’ basis.
This is the third and hopefully the last call for members (male) of Parklands Golf Club aged 65 or over on 1st February 2018 who may wish to buy the Northumberland County Card. The cost of the card is £10 and members may play one round of golf per annum on each of the member courses on payment of a £10 green fee.
You must be a member of Parklands for the 2018 season to be eligible to apply for a card.
If you are a member of the Vets section please contact Lew Elliot for more details before 7th April.
For members of the Club who are not members of the Vets Section please contact our Club Secretary Brian King again before 7th April so more cards can be requested.
In the unlikely event that the course will be open tomorrow, Sunday 18th March, there will be no Men’s competition.
The first of this season’s entry sheets ie for the Pattinson Trophy (Strokeplay) scheduled for Sunday 1st April, will be available on Sunday 18th March from noon onwards with Terry Cooper and then on the Men’s notice board.
On Sunday, the 25th March, we will play the Spring Tankards a 4 ball better ball event stableford ie pairs competition. (The entry sheet for the Marie Curie Shield (Stableford) will be available on Sunday 25th March.)
Saturday, the 17th of March 2018, saw the start of the golfing season at Parklands Golf Club with the traditional Captains’ Drive-In. In conditions more akin to January than March, Chris Bowman, the Men’s Captain and Sarah Howson, the Lady Captain were watched by an expectant crowd of Parklands members as they prepared for the nerve testing feat of driving off in front of an audience. With the sun shining, the course closed, the first fairway sodden from 2 days of rain and a bitter wind from the east blowing the occasional snow flurry across the course, the Captain’s despatched their drives with aplomb and quickly got back to the warmth and comfort of the clubhouse. Members were asked to guess where the drives would finish and the winners were Anne Healey and Anne Conway.
As you may be aware, it’s raining heavily! After consulting with the Club we can confirm that the course will be closed tomorrow.
It would be great if you could still attend from 11.30am to place your markers on the fairway (bring your brolly) as we will still be driving off at 12pm. There are prizes for the people closest to the 2 drives.
We will then retire to the clubhouse and we welcome you to join us for a cuppa and bite to eat, there will also be a indoor team game to participate in.
Chris & Sarah